Would the new MBA be able to...

Broph

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Would the new MBA be able to run AutoCAD / 3Ds Max Design / Photoshop / Dreamweaver sweet as?

Stream HD movies to Apple TV sweet as?

Cheers,
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Broph

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Yes, but with such a small resolution it would suck unless you have an external display.
Yeah, sorry forgot to mention it would be plugged in to an external display & just tucked under the desk or something.

My current laptop (4 years old) has a GeekBench score of 2600... Should I trust GeekBench scores to give me an indication of how all of these will run?

I.E. Since the new MBA is about 6000, should I expect quite a performance difference using these applications?
 
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MarlboroLite

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I would think so...I'm no expert on these things but it really does appear that today's Sandy Bridge CPUs are leaps and bounds ahead of anything from 4 years ago, including these low voltage chips--hell the 1.7Ghz i5 on the Air trounces the 3509 Geekbench score of my C2D 2.53Ghz Mid 2009 MBP with a 5860--that even surpasses the 2.67Ghz core i7 in the 2010 MBPs....

I think you should expect a massive improvement....
 
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unknown mr T

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I also really want to know... I have to use solidworks next year in college, this means I have to use boothcamp to run a 3D intensive program. Is there already someone with a new mba who has experience running a 3D intensive program with bootcamp? Would like to know if these new little beasts are capable enough ;)
 
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ECUpirate44

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The 2011 air is on par with the first gen I series processors. It shouldnt have a problem.
 
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